The Common Good

Recent Posts from Jim Wallis

For many people of faith, the elections have shown that what is needed is nothing short of a new confession of Christ.

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God is not a Republican. Or a Democrat.

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The best contribution of religion is precisely not to be a loyal partisan.

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Fallible creatures are not to be trusted with empire.

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There are millions of votes at stake in this liberal miscalculation.

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To focus on the suffering of Christ apart from Jesus' way of the kingdom misses the central point of the gospels.

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In the recently published collection of excerpts from William Sloane Coffin's speeches and sermons -Credo- appears this gem: "When the rich take from the poor, it's called an economic plan."

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Our new field organizer for Call to Renewal was working the room at a conference of leaders of local councils of churches and interfaith organizations from around the country.

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The Democrats just got some bad news on religion.

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During the run-up to the Iraq war, I learned two valuable lessons that have stayed with me.

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The beneficiaries of wartime tax cuts and contract deals are nothing less than war profiteers.

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'People hate this kind of talk. Raw truth is never popular.'

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George W. Bush's theology of empire.

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As [Jesus] came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, "If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace!" —Luke 19:41

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The American-led war against Iraq has begun.

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We had only a few weeks to organize "Pray and Act: A Service for Peace and Justice" on January 20, the holiday of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

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Whatever Christians decide about war with Iraq, they must do it on the basis of Christian theology.

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Saddam Hussein is an evil ruler, no doubt about it.

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